New at Annie Wright: Envirothon


Envirothon members collect soil samples at Garfield Park.

Jade Cheatham

Envirothon, a new club at Annie Wright Upper School for Girls, is a national annual environmental problem-solving competition for high school students. The competition includes topics such as soil & land use, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife, and western rangeland management. Each team of five students competes for a prize of $30,000 at the national competition level.

Upper School Global Politics and Environmental Systems and Societies teacher Tyler Burns wanted to start the Envirothon club at Annie Wright to “give an opportunity for students to proactively engage with the environment.”

Envirothon members are required to go outside, explore, and completely indulge in and work closely with nature. The main goals for Envirothon are to learn from the environment and be inspired to become more active in helping the ecosystem.


Yuulin An
Lauren Bickle
Xiomara Choto-Mueller
Natalie Doelman
Nina Doody
Jasmine Pan
Lillian Prime
Simran Rakhra
Holly Shadko
Em Shi
Britany Wu